Sometimes, you just need a dash of color and whimsy in your life – like a puppy sponge-holder, or brightly patterned serving tray. For that, there’s French design emporium Pylones, which is marking its 30th birthday with a new store on Schloßstraße, its third in Berlin. Browse the wide selection of stationery, kitchenware, toys, gift ideas, and such
practical necessities as key rings and phone cases, each brighter and more playful than the next. www.pylones.com. Schlossstr. 32/32a. T: 030 92357108. Mon-Sat 10am-9pm; Kurfürstendamm 225.
T: 030 92362488. Mon-Sat 10am-9pm; Karl- Liebknecht-Str. 3. T: 030 80928130. Daily 10am-9pm.